Jaunten : Advent Mage Cycle

  • by Honor Raconteur
  • Narrated by Mark McClain Wilson
  • Series: Advent Mage Cycle
  • 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

I'm the first Mage born in 200 years. I've turned a city into an island, erected a barrier around an entire country, and awakened a war hero from a 200 year old slumber. Prophecies have marked my coming. Kings and nations have begged for my aid in times of peril. I hold the power to create and destroy nations. My name is Rhebengarthen. To my friends and family, I'm just Garth. The world knows me as the Advent Mage. And despite the rumors that you might have heard about me, this is what really happened.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I can see why he/she got so many rejection letters

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I don't blame the narrator, I blame the author for giving the narrator such bad material to work with.

What could Honor Raconteur have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

A book that didn't start off with a big, fat Dues Ex Machina in the very first 10% of the first chapter.

What I got form the cover was that the main character was going to be teh greatest mage in the world. I thought the book would detail his growth into that position. What the author gives us instead is a shortcut to this greatness.

The "Jaunten" are a race that passes knowledge down through the blood. So whatever the persons ancestors knew they know. No this isn't a spoiler, it's spelled out within the first 10 pages or so of the first chapter. Our protagonist meets Jaunten and they trade blood. Ta-da! Instant suped up main character without any need to actually grow into the role of the advent Mage.

How could the performance have been better?

Have a better novel to read. Honestly the narration suffered because the writing was just horrible.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Jaunten?

The entire scene where our main character meets the Jaunten. If the author's resorting to these sorts of shortcuts in the very beginning of a book they really should restructure the plot.

Any additional comments?

I have the impression the narrator was trying to go for a Asian accent of some sort for our protagonist but he just sounded like he was constipated. An Asian accent would have been understandable given names of people(s) and places. The narrator just can't do the accent justice though.

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- Douglas

a great change

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I do not find books that make me laugh often, so it is a great surprise when I find one.audiable needs to get the rest of books uploaded, can't wait untill the next book is out!!!!

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- adam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2014
  • Publisher: Raconteur House